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Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

July 6th, 2012
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Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

Illustration is a field that is overflowing with imagination. From the various styles and mediums that illustrators have at their disposal, imagination seems to be about the only limit to their work. One area in particular that never seems to be lacking in imagination is the Japanese styles commonly known...

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Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

July 2nd, 2012
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Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sixties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality - the only way to...

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Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

June 27th, 2012
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Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore,...

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Stunning Digital Space Art

June 20th, 2012
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Stunning Digital Space Art

Man's obsession with space goes back before records began, and the great unknown of the universe continues to inspire and baffle us today. Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw from, and space themed art often crosses over genres such as sci-fi, landscapes and fantasy.

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With Can in Hand: Collection of Free-Hand Graffiti Art

June 5th, 2012
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With Can in Hand: Collection of Free-Hand Graffiti Art

Graffiti art can be found all around us on the streets, on canvases, and walls the world over. At one time, this often breathtaking means of artistic expression was written off as vandalism and never seen as true art. Luckily for so many, the stigma surrounding free-hand graffiti art has begun...

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Origami, The Art of Designing and Manufacturing Masterpieces

May 31st, 2012
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Origami, The Art of Designing and Manufacturing Masterpieces

Nowadays there are so many forms of art, where it is really hard to distinguish real artistic value from kitsch. But when comes to a form of Japanese artistic expression, Origami, which is hundreds of years old we can be sure there’s no room for bad taste.

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Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

May 23rd, 2012
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Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

As we celebrate various life events, one tasty, sweet centerpiece that often makes an appearance is a cake. Over the years, cake designers have really taken their art to decadent and daring new heights. The artistic approaches to cake design have wrought some spectacular examples that not only spark your imagination, but...

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Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

May 17th, 2012
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Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

For most of us, one of the first tools we use for drawing pictures (beyond the crayons and finger paint of our early days) is a pencil. Be it a lead based or colored pencil, these analog artist tools are still a big staple among artists and designers alike. As designers many...

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World of Watercolor: Beautiful Watercolor Effects in Web Design and Tutorials

May 7th, 2012
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World of Watercolor: Beautiful Watercolor Effects in Web Design and Tutorials

Using watercolor in web design is not a new thing that designers are implementing, by any means. In fact, it has been used in web design for years. In no small part due to the fact that digital watercolor effects are inspiring and attention-grabbing, and on top of that,...

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Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

April 30th, 2012
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Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

There are often times when we look at the world around us seeking inspiration, and that inspiration takes us into grand explorations of larger than life worlds and themes. And then there are some who take their inspiration and go in a different direction. They work on a much smaller scale. One-twelfth to...

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Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

April 26th, 2012
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Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

Developing a website can sometimes be a dry process, but that doesn't mean the finished site can't make a splash. As the lead designer at a studio called "The Deep End", it's always interesting to see what others have done with the underwater web design theme, and it turns out...

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An Eye for Detail: Exceptional Makeup Artists

April 24th, 2012
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An Eye for Detail: Exceptional Makeup Artists

As we search for inspiration, looking beyond our own fields and into other artistic arenas is quite commonplace, no matter how far from common the expressive works we find in these places may be. Which is the case today. Today we take a look at some work of an exceptional group of makeup...

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Typographical Infographics That’ll Make You Go “Wow!”

April 11th, 2012
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Typographical Infographics That’ll Make You Go “Wow!”

Words are a really powerful tool to express what you think, but an even more powerful weapon to visualize your main thoughts and concept are graphics. To be more specific a rich combination of beautiful typographical signs, letters and symbols. By using different fonts, sizes and styles it's possible to create stunning typographical...

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From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

April 9th, 2012
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From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

When most people think of surrealism, they merely think of the bizarre. They think of artwork that somewhat blends the real with the abstract. They do not take into account the movement which sought to unleash the full creative potential of the unconscious mind. This injects a much deeper meaning in...